Bean's Chili

makes 12 servings
2 lbs ground beef
1 large softball size onion, or 2 medium size onions
1 green pepper, seeded and chopped (optional)
4 cloves garlic minced
1 (40 oz) can Brooks Hot Chili Beans
2 (14.5 oz) cans chili ready tomatoes
1 (14.5) oz can tomato sauce
1-2 Tbsp canned chopped jalapeno peppers
1 tsp dried basil
2 Tbsp chili powder
salt & pepper to taste
Brown the saute the onions and green peppers in a small amount of olive oil.  Add ground beef and cook until brown.  Drain and add all other ingredients.  Bring to boiling; reduce heat.  Simmer, covered, for 30 minutes, but the longer the better.  Garnish with your favorite toppings, cheese, onions, sour cream, etc. 
If making for the slow cooker:  Brown the ground beef, drain.  Add all ingredients to the slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4-6 hours.